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The Idiot
About the performance

The opera, based on the novel by Dostoevsky, the last opera by Weinberg, was completed in 1986. The premiere of a small cast edition took place in 1991 on the stage of the Chamber Music Theatre that is now part of the Bolshoi.

The production was realised by the artistic director of the Chamber Theatre, the great director Boris Pokrovsky. The world premiere of a full stage version was at the Mannheim National Theatre (Germany) almost twenty-five years later, in 2013. The current production at the Bolshoi was realised by famous Polish conductor Michał Klauza and by director and teacher Evgeny Arye, the founder of the world famous Israeli Gesher Theatre. It came out in 2017 on the New Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre and became a significant event in the cultural life of the country.

Premiered on February 12, 2017.

Presented with one interval.

Score adaptation by Philippe Adam

Libretto by Alexander Medvedev based on the novel of the same name by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Movement Director
Igor Kachaev
Scene:
New Stage
Auditorium
Run time:
3 hours 5 minutes
Language:
Russian

Sung in Russian with English surtitles.

The score has been made available by Musikverlag Hans Sikorski GmbH & Co. KG.
Bolshoi opera official sponsor is Payment System MIR
Bogdan Volkov as Prince Myshkin. Pyotr Migunov as Rogozhin.

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Ekaterina Morozova as Nastassya Filippovna.

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Evgenia Segenyuk as Epanchina. Valery Gilmanov as General Epanchin. Olga Seliverstova as Alexandra. Yulia Mazurova as Aglaya. Yulia Smirnova as Adelaida.

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Stanislav Mostovoy as Prince Myshkin. Ivan Maximeyko as Ganya Ivolgin. Victoria Karkacheva as Aglaya.

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Ilya Selivanov as Prince Myshkin. Maria Bayankina as Nastassya Filippovna.

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Maria Lobanova as Nastassya Filippovna.

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Alexander Trofimov as Ganya Ivolgin. Stanislav Mostovoy as Prince Myshkin.

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Konstantin Shushakov as Lebedev. Pyotr Migunov as Rogozhin.

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Alexander Trofimov as Ganya Ivolgin.

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Ivan Maximeyko as Ganya Ivolgin. Konstantin Suchkov as Lebedev. Valery Gilmanov as General Epanchin. Alexei Dedov as Totsky.

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Ekaterina Morozova as Nastassya Filippovna. Pyotr Migunov as Rogozhin. Konstantin Shushakov as Lebedev.

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Konstantin Shushakov as Lebedev. Ekaterina Morozova as Nastassya Filippovna.

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A scene from the performance.

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Pyotr Migunov as Rogozhin.

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Stanislav Mostovoy as Prince Myshkin. Andrei Serov as Rogozhin.

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A scene from the performance.

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Victoria Karkacheva as Aglaya.

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Maria Patrusheva as Aglaya. Stanislav Mostovoy as Prince Myshkin.

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Valery Gilmanov as General Epanchin. Elena Manistina as Epanchina. Elena Garcia Benitez as Adelaida. Elizaveta Ulakhovich as Alexandra.

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Ilya Selivanov as Prince Myshkin. Maria Bayankina as Nastassya Filippovna.

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Ekaterina Morozova as Nastassya Filippovna. Bogdan Volkov as Prince Myshkin.

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Nikolai Kazansky as Rogozhin. Stanislav Mostovoy as Prince Myshkin.

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Cast
04 November
2022

Friday, 19:00

03 November
2022

Thursday, 19:00

02 November
2022

Wednesday, 19:00

20 January
2022

Thursday, 19:00

19 January
2022

Wednesday, 19:00

21 November
2021

Sunday, 14:00

20 November
2021

Saturday, 19:00

19 November
2021

Friday, 19:00

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Synopsis

Act I

Scene One

Prince Lev Nikolaevich Myshkin returns to St. Petersburg after years of treatment in Switzerland. On the train he meets Parfyon Rogozhin and Lebedev. Rogozhin has just inherited a fortune of two million from his father who died a sudden death. Not long before that Rogozhin had to flee from father’s wrath after having spent ten thousand on a gift to Nastassya Filippovna whom he fell in love with at first sight.

Meanwhile Nastassya Filippovna is anxiously waiting for her fate to be sealed on that very night.

General partner of the Bolshoi Theater — insurance company «Ingosstrakh»
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theater — GUM